Work of Two Wexford Campus Art Students Selected for Prestigious Exhibition
Two art students from Institute of Technology Carlow Wexford campus – Laura Flood and Sonya Weston - have been selected to present their work in St Carthage Hall, Lismore Castle Arts in an exhibition that promotes the best of new graduate work across the country.
Founded in 2005, Lismore Castle Arts is committed to the presentation and promotion of contemporary visual art in Ireland. Paul McAree, Curator at Lismore Castle invited Laura Flood and Sonya Weston to exhibit their work in an exhibition at ORIGINS 2019, an annual exhibition held each autumn in St Carthage Hall as a way of presenting emerging new artists in a gallery context, alongside Lismore Castle Arts respected programme of international artists.
Laura and Sonya’s work was long listed by Paul McAree to be part of the prestigious RDS Visual Art Awards Exhibition that runs from 18th-24th October, which is free to attend.
The RDS Visual Art Awards are the most important awards for visual art graduates in Ireland. The exhibition is the only place to see the best graduates from all over Ireland curated in one space at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS).
“We are delighted that two of our students were long listed for the prestigious RDS award and now will be exhibiting their work with Lismore Castle Arts. On behalf of the staff of Wexford Campus, I offer Sonya and Laura our congratulations and best wishes”, said Dr. Karen Hennessy, Head of Wexford Campus, Institute of Technology Carlow.
Caption: Sonya Weston, one of the art students at IT Carlow Wexford Campus who will exhibit at St Carthage Hall, Lismore Castle Arts